I love Christopher Pike. I have been reading his books since I was 9 or 10 and I am almost 16 now. His books are amazing, filled with colorful characters, unique settings and amazing stories. And The Starlight Crystal is no exception.
It's probably my most favorite Pike book and it's one of his least well-known. The story is not a typical Pike story and the blurb on the back does not do it justice. Nor does the cover.
Paige Christian is an 18 year old girl who has just fallen in love for the first time. The problem is that Paige is leaving for an expedition with her father in about a week. To the passengers of the ship, only a year will have passed as they travel, but on earth, 200 years will have passed and Paige's love, Tem, will be gone. Paige and Tem vow to love each other forever, but how can their love truly last when Tem will be gone so quickly?
This book is truly a work of art. I cried when I read this book and I felt paige's pain. If you have ever been desperately in love, then you will understand the feelings conveyed in this story.
This may be a Young Adult book, but I think anyone would enjoy this novel, so steal from your kids for a few hours or days, and get to meet Christopher Pike through one of his greatest novels.
I remember LOVING this book- I'm not into futuristic books but this was by far one of my favorite Christopher Pike books.
This book was very cool but kinda hard to wrap your head around when you get to the end.
This was my first Christopher Pike book, and in the beginning, I was so turned off by the choppy sentences and overuse of adjectives that I almost didn't read it.
I am so incredibly glad that I did read this book, because not only was it a captivating story, I feel like it gave me insights that I already knew, but didn't realize I knew. Definitely a deep book, one that will burn in your memory and effect your thoughts long after you finish it.
I read this as a teen and absolutely loved it.